Counselling Groups

Transit

NB! Summer-Transit is cancelled due to low number of participants. There is no Transit-group planned for autumn of 2018.

Transit is a counselling group for you who are 15-25 and have thoughts about your gender identity. Regardless of if you’ve just started thinking about it or if you’ve been thinking about it your whole life, this is a place where you can talk about what you need to talk about.

During 2018 Transit will be run during one week in July. We meet in the afternoons Monday-Saturday to talk about things to do with gender and trans. The idea is that you should be able to be yourself and meet others with similar experiences. Maybe your gender identity doesn’t correspond with the gender that was registered at birth. Maybe you don’t feel like neither a boy nor a girl, maybe it varies. Maybe you want to change your body so that it feels more like your body, or you may have other experiences and thoughts. We talk about this and much more in the counselling group. What you feel is important, we feel is important.

The group is lead by counselors who have experience of being trans. We work based on a method material that has been produced by RFSL in order to talk about gender identity issues in a group setting. We talk about different themes at every session and do exercises based on the themes apart from talking. Sometimes we will be watching movies and do other things based on the requests that arise in the group.

Transit is a closed group. The same people participate every time and you need to pre-register to get a place. If you register for the group it’s important that you can and want to attend the whole week. The group is held in Swedish.

When: 2-7 July 12-16.
Place: RFSL, Stora Badhusgatan 6 Göteborg, 9th floor.

The group is free and we provide snacks.

To sign up for the group you register through the form that you find here. RSVP by June 10 2018.

If you have any questions, send an e-mail to: kurator@goteborg.rfsl.se.

 

Counselling groups for bisexuals

During the fall of 2017 we held a counselling group for bisexuals. If you wish for us to do this again, you can contact us at kurator@goteborg.rfsl.se.

Counselling group for people who identify as bisexual. During the get-togethers there’s the opportunity of exchanging experiences and reflecting upon being bisexual with others through exercises and activities based on certain themes like norms, coming out, relationships etc. The group meets at RFSL Göteborg during five evenings every other Wednesday starting October 25 and is lead by our counselor.

The counselling group for bisexuals is a closed group. The same people will meet each time and you have to pre-register to partake. After the first session the group is closed to new participants. If you pre-register for the group it’s important that you want to, and can, come to as many sessions as possible. The group is held in Swedish.

Participating in the group is free and we provide snacks.

 

Kompassen

Kompassen is a counselling group for all LGBTQ people 15-30 years old. LGBTQ=lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer. It’s a group for pep talk, experience exchange, discussion, play and reflection about what it means to be norm breaking when it comes to gender and/or sexuality.

The group is lead by two counselors.

There will not be a group during 2017.

 

Suggestions for themes for counselling groups and group activities 

RFSL Göteborg plans to arrange some kind of counselling group or group activity every year from now on. Now we turn to you as members to find out what focus you would be interested in for coming semesters. The focus or theme for a group can be the coming out process, trans, migration as an LGBTQ individual. Focus should be within LGBTQ. A group activity can for example be a meeting space for rainbow families, trans separatistic member evenings or the like.

If you’re interested in a certain focus of a counselling group or group activity, fill out this form. If the theme you wish for is chosen we will get back to you with an invitation.

If you have any questions you can email the counselor Linda Gustafsson at kurator@goteborg.rfsl.se

Thank you!